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Which Precedent Will drafting clause should be used where a testatrix wishes to leave her entire estate to her husband if he survives her and otherwise to their child if she/he survives her, with a longstop gift over to the testatrix’s siblings in equal shares if both husband and child fail to survive her?

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Published on LexisPSL on 06/07/2017

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  • Which Precedent Will drafting clause should be used where a testatrix wishes to leave her entire estate to her husband if he survives her and otherwise to their child if she/he survives her, with a longstop gift over to the testatrix’s siblings in equal shares if both husband and child fail to survive her?

This is not an unusual scenario and there are a number of Precedents which you may find useful:

  1. Will—to spouse absolutely, then to children absolutely (residuary gift to spouse, then to children, with long stop provision)

  2. Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents: Clause in will—absolute gift of residuary estate to spouse/ci

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